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April 14, 2017

UMS in the Classroom: Artemis String Quartet



Interested in using a UMS performance in your university classroom? For each performance on the season, we provide suggested curricular connections, links to contextual material online, citations for scholarly material, and prompts for classroom discussion. For additional resources and individualized curricular support, please contact Shannon Fitzsimons Moen, UMS Campus Engagement Specialist, at or (734) 764-3903.

UMS is also committed to making our performances an affordable part of the academic experience. Our Classroom Ticket Program provides $15 tickets to students and faculty for performances that are a course requirement. Please email to set up a group order.


This performance may connect meaningfully with courses in the following schools and disciplines:

  • Comparative Literature
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Organizational Studies
  • Political Science
  • Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Strings
  • Business



  • A string quartet rehearses and performs without a conductor — the members collectively decide upon an interpretation of the work. What do you think are the challenges and opportunities of that approach? What other groups can you think of that function similarly?
  • How would you describe the quartet’s performance style? What, if any, information did they provide during the performance about the works that they played? How did that impact you experience of the performance?